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Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato is a film reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Three generations of ‘Shaft’ bring the 1970s hero up to date

Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, and newcomer Jessie T. Usher on bringing three generations of 'Shaft' to new audiences in the latest sequel.

Disney Launchpad looks to diversify director ranks with new initiative

Disney Launchpad will select six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds to create short films with the potential to debut on Disney+.

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